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11.12.13

 
 
2014 Festival - February 22 & 23
 
Calendar
       
           

       
2014 February19
Wednesday
Victorian Dance Class
Classes are located at All Saints Episcopal Church - 3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside
$7 per class, 7–9 PM
 
 
  February19
Wednesday
Victorian Dance Class
Classes are located at All Saints Episcopal Church - 3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside
$7 per class, 7–9 PM
 
 
  February 21
Friday
Pickwick’s Pub Night
The kickoff to the 2014 Riverside Dickens Festival!
Life Arts Center
3485 University Avenue
Riverside, CA
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$35 per person – Adults only
Join us for a classic rowdy music hall format
Reservations must be received by February 14, 2014
 
 
       
Schedule
     
           

 
February 22 2014 Riverside Dickens Festival
Opening Day! Downtown Riverside
  Main Street Pedestrian Mall between University and 10th Streets
  Entrance to Festival is Free
   
9:45 AM Gordon Highlanders hoist the British Flag
Royal Pavilion 
   
10:00 AM Festival Opening
Queen Victoria, Mr. Dickens and Mr. Pickwick
  Grant Family Stage
   
  Oliver’s Alley Opens
  Children’s area – Games, crafts, dress-up photos, storytelling and tea parties
   
  Hyde Park Corner
  Mr. Dickens, Mr. Pickwick, H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, The Crummles Troupe, George Sand, Beatrix Potter, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Robert Burns, Lady Paget
  Performances throughout the day.
   
  London Marketplace Opens
   
10 AM - 5 PM Roving Entertainment
Be sure to catch performances by our many entertainers throughout the day on the Grant Family Stage, in the Ten Bells Tavern and roaming our  London Marketplace
  Belles of Bedlam - raucous and rousing musical entertainment
  Simon Spalding - fiddle and Ehru performances
  Bob's Yer Uncle - storytellers and musicians
  The Crummles Troupe - a madcap acting troupe
  Sportive Tricks - lively Celtic music
  Rusty Yates - John Jasper
  Patti Amelotte - dulcimer
  Washer Women
  Victor Hernandez - metamorphosis illusion and suspension
   
10:15 AM The Dickensians' Diet
Lecture by Richard Foss
  What people ate in Dickens' time.
  Mr. Foss is an author, journalist and food historian
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  The Mystery of Edwin Drood 
  Presentation by Drama Departments from:
  Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
  North High School
  Riverside Poly High School
  Grant Family Stage
   
  H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man
  William Casey
  Authors' Salon
   
10:30 AM Brassworks - Ensemble pieces
  Led by Press-Enterprise columnist Dan Bernstein
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
10:45 AM Mark Twain - Double-barreled Detective Story
  Ken Stansbury
  Authors' Salon
   
11:00 AM The Trial of Jack the Ripper
  One-act play written by our own Richard Brent Reed, Esq.
  Historic Riverside County Courthouse
  Not suitable for audiences under 13. $10
   
  Presentation of Awards to Essay Contest Winners
  Queen Victoria and Mr. Dickens
  Grant Family Stage
   
  The Crummles Troupe - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
  Ten Bells Tavern Opens 
  Ale, food and continuous entertainment
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Mr. Treacle's Tea 
  Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $20
  Reservations required - 888-987-7565
   
11:15 AM Dickens 101 - Lecture by Ray Crosby
  An introduction to Dickens' life and career
  Mr. Crosby is a UCR doctoral student
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  The Mystery of Edwin Drood 
  Presentation by Drama Departments from:
  Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
  North High School
  Riverside Poly High School
  Grant Family Stage
   
  Edgar Allan Poe - Murders In the Rue Morgue
  Travis Rhett Wilson
  Authors' Salon
   
11:30 AM Short & Curly
  Rusty Yates and Patti Amelotte
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
11:45 AM California Writers Club 
  Dickens, Hunger Games and Zombies - Writing workshop for teens
  City Hall Terrace
12:00 noon Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
12:15 PM Great Dickens Character Parade
  City Hall to Historic Courthouse
   
12:45 PM Queen Victoria Reviews Her Troops
  Main Street in front of Historic Courthouse
   
1:00 p.m Drill and Firing Demonstration
by Gordon Highlanders
  Main Street in front of Historic Courthouse
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
1:15 PM Brassworks - Ensemble pieces
  Led by Press-Enterprise columnist Dan Bernstein
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man
  William Casey
  Authors' Salon
   
1:30 PM The Dickensians' Diet
Lecture by Richard Foss
  What people ate in Dickens' time.
  Mr. Foss is an author, journalist and food historian
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  Selections from Oliver
  Riverside Childrens' Theatre
  Grant Family Stage
   
  Mr. Treacle's Tea 
  Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $20
  Reservations required - 888-987-7565
   
1:45 PM The Crummles Troupe - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Mark Twain - Double-barreled Detective Story
  Ken Stansbury
   
2:00 PM The Trial of Jack the Ripper
  One-act play written by our own Richard Brent Reed, Esq.
  Historic Riverside County Courthouse
  Not suitable for audiences under 13. $10
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
2:15 PM Short & Curly
  Rusty Yates and Patti Amelotte
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Edgar Allan Poe - Murders In the Rue Morgue
  Travis Rhett Wilson
  Authors' Salon
   
2:30 PM Dickens and Mesmerism - Lecture by Giulia Hoffmann
  An account of Dickens' interest in mesmerism and its influence on The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
  Ms. Hoffmann is a UCR doctoral student,
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
2:45 PM Meet Mr. Dickens - Paul Jacques
  One man show written by Mr. Jacques portrays Dickens on his second visit to America.
  Authors' Salon
   
3:00 PM Victorian Fashion Show - Women of Dickens
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
3:30 PM From Sail to Steam - Lecture by Simon Spalding
  The change from sail power to steam power in Dickens' time
  Mr. Spalding is a music historian, lecturer and museum consultant.
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  Selections from Oliver
  Riverside Childrens' Theatre
  Grant Family Stage
   
4:00 PM The Trial of Jack the Ripper
  One-act play written by our own Richard Brent Reed, Esq.
  Historic Riverside County Courthouse
  Not suitable for audiences under 13. $10
   
  Queen’s Tea 
  Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $25
  Reservations required - 888-987-7565
   
4:15 PM Author Debate - Solving the Mystery
  Mr. Dickens, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells and Mr. Pickwick
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
  Beatrix Potter
  Daphne Daly
  Authors' Salon
   
4:45 PM Retiring of Colors – Gordon Highlanders 
   
5:30 PM Evensong – Raincross Chorale
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $10.
   
  Victorian Reception
  Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Patio Level
  3485 Mission Inn Avenue
  $10
   
7:30 PM Doors Open – Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball 
  Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  3485 Mission Inn Avenue
  $35 Dancers  
  $10  Observation 
   
8:00 PM Dancing begins – Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball
  Philadelphia Quadrille Band
  Robin Bancroft, Dance Mistress
   
February 23 2014 Riverside Dickens Festival
Day Two! Downtown Riverside
  Mission Inn Avenue between Lime and Orange Streets
  Entrance to Festival is Free
   
9:45 AM Gordon Highlanders hoist the British Flag
Royal Pavilion 
   
10:00 AM Festival Opening
Queen Victoria, Mr. Dickens and Mr. Pickwick
  Grant Family Stage
   
  Oliver’s Alley Opens
  Children’s area – Games, crafts, dress-up photos, storytelling and tea parties
   
  Hyde Park Corner
  Mr. Dickens, Mr. Pickwick, H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, The Crummles Troupe, George Sand, Beatrix Potter, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Robert Burns, Lady Paget
  Performances throughout the day.
   
  London Marketplace Opens
   
10 AM - 5 PM Roving Entertainment
Be sure to catch performances by our many entertainers throughout the day on the Grant Family Stage, in the Ten Bells Tavern and roaming our  London Marketplace
  Belles of Bedlam - raucous and rousing musical entertainment
  Simon Spalding - fiddle and Ehru performances
  Bob's Yer Uncle - storytellers and musicians
  The Crummles Troupe - a madcap acting troupe
  Sportive Tricks - lively Celtic music
  Rusty Yates - John Jasper
  Patti Amelotte - dulcimer
  Washer Women
  Victor Hernandez - metamorphosis illusion and suspension
   
10:15 AM The Dickensians' Diet
Lecture by Richard Foss
  What people ate in Dickens' time.
  Mr. Foss is an author, journalist and food historian
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man
  William Casey
  Authors' Salon
   
10:30 AM Brassworks - Ensemble pieces
  Led by Press-Enterprise columnist Dan Bernstein
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
10:45 AM Mark Twain - Double-barreled Detective Story
  Ken Stansbury
  Authors' Salon
   
11:00 AM The Trial of Jack the Ripper
  One-act play written by our own Richard Brent Reed, Esq.
  Historic Riverside County Courthouse
  Not suitable for audiences under 13. $10
   
  The Crummles Troupe - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
  Ten Bells Tavern Opens 
  Ale, food and continuous entertainment
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
11:15 AM Dickens 101 - Lecture by Ray Crosby
  An introduction to Dickens' life and career
  Mr. Crosby is a UCR doctoral student
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  Edgar Allan Poe - Murders In the Rue Morgue
  Travis Rhett Wilson
  Authors' Salon
   
11:30 AM Short & Curly
  Rusty Yates and Patti Amelotte
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
11:45 AM California Writers Club 
  Dickens, Hunger Games and Zombies - Writing workshop for teens
  City Hall Terrace
   
12:00 noon Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
  Mr. Treacle's Tea 
  Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $20
  Reservations required - 888-987-7565
   
12:15 PM Great Dickens Character Parade
  City Hall to Historic Courthouse
   
12:45 PM Queen Victoria Reviews Her Troops
  Main Street in front of Historic Courthouse
   
1:00 p.m Drill and Firing Demonstration
by Gordon Highlanders
  Main Street in front of Historic Courthouse
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
1:15 PM Brassworks - Ensemble pieces
  Led by Press-Enterprise columnist Dan Bernstein
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man
  William Casey
  Authors' Salon
   
1:30 PM The Dickensians' Diet
Lecture by Richard Foss
  What people ate in Dickens' time.
  Mr. Foss is an author, journalist and food historian
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
1:45 PM The Crummles Troupe - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Mark Twain - Double-barreled Detective Story
  Ken Stansbury
   
2:00 PM The Trial of Jack the Ripper
  One-act play written by our own Richard Brent Reed, Esq.
  Historic Riverside County Courthouse
  Not suitable for audiences under 13. $10
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
2:15 PM Short & Curly
  Rusty Yates and Patti Amelotte
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Edgar Allan Poe - Murders In the Rue Morgue
  Travis Rhett Wilson
  Authors' Salon
   
2:30 PM Dickens and Mesmerism - Lecture by Giulia Hoffmann
  An account of Dickens' interest in mesmerism and its influence on The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
  Ms. Hoffmann is a UCR doctoral student,
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
  Queen’s Tea 
  Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $25
  Reservations required - 888-987-7565
   
2:45 PM Meet Mr. Dickens - Paul Jacques
  One man show written by Mr. Jacques portrays Dickens on his second visit to America.
  Authors' Salon
   
3:00 PM Victorian Fashion Show - Women of Dickens
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
   
  Children's Tea
  Oliver’s Alley - Ages 3-12
  Free – 951-781-3168 for reservations 
   
3:30 PM From Sail to Steam - Lecture by Simon Spalding
  The change from sail power to steam power in Dickens' time
  Mr. Spalding is a music historian, lecturer and museum consultant.
  Royal Victoria Theatre
   
4:00 PM The Trial of Jack the Ripper
  One-act play written by our own Richard Brent Reed, Esq.
  Historic Riverside County Courthouse
  Not suitable for audiences under 13. $10
   
4:15 PM Author Debate - Solving the Mystery
  Mr. Dickens, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells and Mr. Pickwick
  St. James Theatre
  Entrance is included in Festival Day Pass. $5
  Beatrix Potter
  Daphne Daly
  Authors' Salon
   
4:45 PM Retiring of Colors – Gordon Highlanders 
   
5:00 PM Festival Closing
Queen Victoria, Mr. Dickens, Mr. Pickwick 
   
  Mr. Treacle's Tea 
  Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall
  First Congregational Church
  3755 Lemon St., Riverside. $20
  Reservations required - 888-987-7565
 
           
 
Times, performers, and events subject to change.
 
       
 

 

2014 Riverside Dickens Festival on Main Street between University Avenue and 10th Street
In front of City Hall in Historic Downtown Riverside

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